4 Fit Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day lovers and friends! What, you don’t like Valentine’s Day? Blasphemy.
I know, I know. All of the hearts and doilies and PDA’s and little chubby, sexualized babies with weapons can get a little obnoxious.
Well, how about this…
How about instead of focusing on all the annoying things about this day, you focus on the most important part of this greeting-card holiday: love.
I’m not talking about love for others (although that is important), I’m talking about love of oneself. Why not use this holiday as an excuse to do something healthy and positive for yourself?
As the saying goes, if you can’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?
Ok, that’s all the mush you’ll get from me today.
Here are four fab ways you can celebrate this day that honor your body. Bring a lover or friend along… if you want.
4 Fit Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
1. Try Partner Yoga.
I know I said this was about activities you can do whether you’re single or attached, so give me a chance to explain myself. Yoga is a great way to not only appreciate your body, but also foster love and positivity.
A lot of yoga studios offer classes designed to teach you moves that you can do with a partner. This doesn’t have to be your significant other, but it could be. It could also just be a friend. And, if you come to a class solo, they’ll pair you up with someone. Can you think of a cuter “how we met story?”
My fav studio, Aura Yoga on Sunset, is offering a Partner Workshop on Saturday morning for $30 a pair or $20 for singles.
2. Do a Charity Run.
Show some love for your body while showing love for your community, by giving back to others in need. A bunch of cities offer Valentine’s weekend charity runs for a variety of great causes. Here in WeHo, they’re putting on an “Undie Run.”
Yes, you read that right. Cupid’s Undie Run requires participants to strip down to their skivvies and run wildly around the city, all in the name of charity. Sexy.
The Undie Run will be held Saturday morning in 30 different cities nationwide to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
3. Make a Healthy Meal.
This one is a no brainer. Love your body with some delicious, but healthy food for your belly.
Instead of dropping big bucks at some fancy restaurant where you’re going to be squished into a tiny table, mere inches away from some cheesy dude and his trophy wife, why not make a fabulous meal in the comfort of your own home?
Single? Throw a Galentine’s or Bromace Bash. Have each of your friends bring their own healthy snacks.
Or just make a delish meal for yourself and catch Season 2 of House of Cards on Netflix. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will make you glad you’re not attached.
4. Dance Your Booty Off.
Grab your man or some girlfriends and hit up a salsa class to get a little sweaty while learning some sexy moves. On our first Valentine’s Day together, the BF and I took salsa lessons at The Conga Room downtown. We drank, we danced, and we got our hearts-pumping. It was a blast.
Cold temps have you barricaded inside? Have a dance party in your living room!
It was so.much.fun.
I was actually friends with Sasha in high school and we took dance together, so it was really cool getting to relive that experience by dancing along with her from home.
Their DVD has some really cool moves, and even if you aren’t the most coordinated person in the world, you’re going to get a great workout as long as you keep moving.
Obviously, it’s too late for you to get this DVD delivered to your house in time for tonight’s dance party, but you can try a few of their quick online videos for free.
The best part about this is that if you’re shy, you don’t have to worry about anyone judging your sweet moves.
If you’re not shy… let your man watch, it’s pretty sexy :)
I hope these Valentine’s Day activities give you some fun ideas of how to enjoy the holiday while appreciating the true message of the day: loving yourself is just as important as loving others!